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Doug Belshaw
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My ebook, ‘The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies’ is now pay-what-you-want (including nothing!)

http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2016/06/27/ebook-now-free/

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Today In Digital Education (TIDE)

Episode 53: Wild Sleep http://bit.ly/TIDEep53

This week, Doug and Dai discuss the end of average, wild ideas, kids and online privacy, being human, encryption through the ages, Internet trends, getting a good night’s sleep, and more!

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Some thoughts and recommendations on the future of the Open Badges backpack and community

http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2016/06/02/badges-backpack-community/
Reflections on recent posts and announcements by Mozilla, digitalme, and the Badge Alliance.
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As usual: what I've been up to this month, the best of what I've written and read, and what I've got planned for next month and beyond!
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Beyond ‘low-hanging fruit’: why I’m no longer an Open Badges evangelist

http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2016/05/23/open-badges-strategist/
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What does it mean to be a digitally literate school leader? http://literaci.es/digitally-literate-school-leader
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Today In Digital Education (TIDE)

Episode 55: Stronger In(king)

http://bit.ly/TIDEep55

This week, Doug and Dai discuss the EU referendum, reading the news, Microsoft Surface devices and ‘inking’, Minecraft Educator edition, teaching novice programmers, contextual identity on the web, and more!
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Do only yogurt-knitting vegans start co-operatives?

Details of the inaugural weareopen.coop planning meeting, held today.

http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2016/05/26/weareopen-planning/

An overview of weareopen.coop's inaugural planning session at Ravensbourne today.
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Today In Digital Education (TIDE)

Episode 52: Metaphorical Grit

http://bit.ly/TIDEep52

This week, Dai and Doug discuss the future of work, creativity and schooling, ‘grit’, the pace of change in organisations, documents as the new email, being ‘yourself’ on social media, and more!
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  • Dynamic Skillset
    Founder, 2015 - present
  • Mozilla Foundation
    Web Literacy Lead, 2013 - 2015
  • Mozilla Foundation
    Badges & Skills Lead, 2012 - 2013
  • JISC infoNet (good practice and inspiring innovation in education)
    Researcher/Analyst, 2010 - 2012
  • The Northumberland Church of England Academy
    Director of e-Learning, 2009 - 2010
  • Ridgwood School, Doncaster
    History teacher and e-Learning Staff Tutor, 2006 - 2009
  • Portland School, Worksop
    Teacher of History, 2004 - 2006
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Consultant focusing on digital literacies, Open Badges, and digital strategy.
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  • Durham University
    Doctor of Education, 2004 - 2012
  • Durham University
    PGCE (Secondary History), 2003 - 2004
  • Durham University
    MA in Modern History, 2002 - 2003
  • University of Sheffield
    BA (Hons) Philosophy, 1999 - 2002
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Recently I rediscovered the excellent free planners by Charlie Gilkey at Productive Flourishing. You can find them here. I like breaking out

The real story behind the #londonriots? | dougbelshaw.com/blog
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Can't see the video? Click here I've been taken aback by the irrational and heavy-handed response of people I (used to) respect in relation

A quick rundown of what I’m up to until Christmas. | dougbelshaw.com/blog
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Whilst I no longer have six-week summer holidays or, in fact, nearly as much holiday time as I did when working in schools, I much prefer my

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Hot on the heels of my Ed.D. thesis submission, the presentation below (click through if you don't see it!) will hopefully be of help some o

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Last year MozFest was fairly mind-blowing. This year it's going to be at least twice as big (and probably several times as awesome). Ravensb

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Boone Gorges, who originally started me on the path towards reclaiming my own data, has posted an update on his Project Reclaim. I thought i

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As a nation England is pretty good at raising money for things it deems worthwhile. So donating time and money in aid of people affected by

Stop SOPA. | dougbelshaw.com/blog
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That's why I want to bring your attention to the proposed SOPA legislation currently being debated in the US Congress. Ostensibly, the idea

Has England lost its rhythm? | dougbelshaw.com/blog
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Amid all of the dogmatic and cocksure explanations following last week's rioting in English cities was an excellent BBC News magazine articl

Building a better future (despite the 1%) | dougbelshaw.com/blog
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When I was in New York recently I didn't attend the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Whilst I respect the ideas behind the movement, I'm j

Of Bitcoin and Badges. | dougbelshaw.com/blog
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Over at the Scoop.it site for Badges for Lifelong Learning they were, until recently, using the Bitcoin image (shown above) to represent Bad

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